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Political Activities and IRS Church Tax Inquiries

Started Aug 19, 2014 0 Replies

In a June 27, 2014, letter to the Department of Justice, the Acting Director of IRS Exempt Organizations Examinations revealed three potentially significant developments with respect to IRS…Continue

Tags: political, activities, 7611, DOJ, taxes

Court Challenge to Church-Provided Housing for Priests and Ministers

Started Feb 6, 2014 0 Replies

Recently, a U.S. district court judge in the Western District of Wisconsin ruled that it is unconstitutional for the government to favor religion by not taxing tax ministers on housing allowances…Continue

Tags: freedom, tax, religious, 107, rectory

Report Released on Tax and Regulatory Issues for Churches, Clergy, and Religious Nonprofits

Started Dec 5, 2012 0 Replies

On December 4, 2012, the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations (“Commission”) presented a 91-page report to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) addressing nonprofit tax and…Continue

Tags: ECFA, legal

Fundraising: Avoiding Taxable Income: Businesses Staffed by Volunteers

Started Jul 11, 2012 0 Replies

When a nonprofit organization engages in a commercial business activity that is regularly carried on and not substantially related to the organization's exempt purpose, it may be subject to tax under…Continue


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Profile Information

What is your vocational state:
What is the type of Catholic entity you affiliate with in this forum:
Catholic Nonprofit
Name of your affiliated Catholic entity(e.g. St. Ann's Church, Diocese of Gary, Franciscan Friars Northeast region, etc.)
Serve as outside legal counsel to several Catholic non-profit organizations, including Catholic dioceses and religious orders
What is your title, position, or role with your affiliated Catholic entity? (e.g. parishioner, pastoral council, Parish Catechetical Leader, Bussiness Manager, Vicar General, etc.)
Legal counsel
What (Arch)diocese is your Catholic entity located in?
Multiple dioceses
City of your affiliated Catholic entity:
Multiple cities
State of your affiliated Catholic entity:
Multiple states
Why would you like to participate in this forum?
As an attorney, I specialize in representing non-profit organizations, including churches and Catholic non-profit organizations. I look forward to working with the NLRCM as a forum leader to help promote awareness of important legal issues affecting Catholic religious organizatins.

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HHS Mandate

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

The Catholic Dioceses of Erie and Pittsburgh won an important challenge to the HHS Mandate last week.  The story is here:…


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At 11:26am on December 13, 2011, Michael Brough said…

Hi Brendan, thanks for being a forum leader.

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